There is something about a boy and his trucks. Maybe in your house it’s not trucks… but there is probably some wheeled device that your son can’t really live without. It’s the toy that you know you need to have on hand to make it through the day, the restaurant, the doctor’s appointment… whatever is one hand for the day. Since most of Atticus’s toys have been packed away, he has been missing some of his favorite cars and trucks. That’s where Tonka Chuck and Friends DieCast Collectibles came to the rescue.
When I first got these cute little trucks, I thought I had done a good job of hiding them until I was ready to break them out… Atticus knew they were there though and kept digging them out asking if he could play with them. After a few days of this, I knew it was time. Neither one of us could resist their amazing colors and cute faces.
Once we opened up Tonka Chuck and all his friends, I was surprised by 2 things. First of all the study, high quality build of the trucks was really impressive. These trucks will definitely hold up to more of the typical toddler play than many other traditional toy cars.
I was even more surprised (and impressed) by the DVD that came in each box! Maybe I’ve been living under a rock somewhere, but I had no idea Tonka Chuck and Friends had a cartoon! The DVD comes with a short cartoon that is appropriate for kids of ALL ages. The cartoons we watched had good messages and were completely engaging. I was SO HAPPY to see the read along story book on the DVD too! This section of the DVD read a story with the characters and even had the words on the screen to follow along. Especially as Atticus gets older, this will be a GREAT thing. Having kids recognize that text carries meaning and tells stories is a huge part of learning to read.
Great toys, entertaining cartoons, and a learning tool? I’m in! Atticus is too. Days later and these little trucks haven’t lost their luster. He has even fallen asleep with one in his bed! There are seven characters available this spring and more coming this fall! I can’t wait to see what other cute characters they come out with next! If you’re interested, you should be able to find Chuck and his friends at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
About Ashley: Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at www.Momicles.com and follow her @Momicles2010 .
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